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New Libyan leader vows human rights commitment

Libya's new prime minister has pledged that human rights would be set as its priority, as the United Nations warned against the proliferation of arms.

Libya leaders mop up after deadly clashes in Tripoli

Libya's new leadership has pressed a campaign to clear the capital of armed Muammar Gaddafi loyalists after fierce gun battles.

South Sudan’s Kiir in Khartoum for key talks

Salva Kiir has lead the first top-level delegation to Khartoum since South Sudan's secession, with key issues like oil and borders on the agenda.

Returned Darfur leader admits working to topple regime

A top Darfuri rebel leader says he's working with other armed groups to topple the Sudanese regime.

Rebels lay down arms, offer to join South Sudan army

A South Sudan rebel group has agreed to an unconditional ceasefire and is committed to talks on merging its troops with the fledgling country's army.

UN: Sudan steps up air strikes in border state

Khartoum stepped up air strikes in South Kordofan state on the south Sudan border on Tuesday, causing "huge suffering" to civilians, the UN says.

Sudan mounts air strikes ‘to control oilfields’

Sudan's army has launched repeated air strikes on the southern army in Unity state in a bid to seize oilfields weeks before the south's independence.

Scores killed in South Sudan clashes

Clashes between South Sudanese troops and two separate rebel militias have left at least 92 people dead, the army's spokesperson said on Monday.

Observer mission: Sudan split ‘virtually certain’

An observer mission said on Monday that the secession of South Sudan was "virtually certain" as polling stations wrapped up their counts.

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High Court strikes down ‘paternalistic’ lockdown regulations

The order of unconstitutionality has been suspended for two weeks

Early-morning exercise: Jo’burg’s three golden hours

Under level four of the Covid-19 lockdown, the hours from 6am to 9am became the time when inner-city residents could use local parks to escape the nightmare around them

Pharmacists, denied frontline status, get PPE late

Pharmacists at one of the major public hospitals in Gauteng say they only received sufficient protective gear after several of their colleagues contracted Covid-19.

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Empowering his people to unleash their potential

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What is an AGA(SA) and AT(SA) and why do they matter?

If your company has these qualified professionals it will help improve efficiencies and accelerate progress by assisting your organisation to perform better

Mining company uses rich seam of technology to gear up for Covid-19

Itec Direct technology provides instant temperature screening of staff returniing to the workplace with no human contact

Covid-19 and Back to School Webinar

If our educators can take care of themselves, they can take care of the children they teach

5G technology is the future

Besides a healthcare problem Covid-19 is also a data issue and 5G technology, with its lightning speed, can help to curb its spread

JTI off to court for tobacco ban: Government not listening to industry or consumers

The tobacco ban places 109 000 jobs and 179 000 wholesalers and retailers at risk — including the livelihood of emerging farmers

Holistic Financial Planning for Professionals Webinar

Our lives are constantly in flux, so it makes sense that your financial planning must be reviewed frequently — preferably on an annual basis

Undeterred by Covid-19 pandemic, China and Africa hold hands, building a community of a shared future for mankind

It is clear that building a community with a shared future for all mankind has become a more pressing task than ever before

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